Instruction in the Department of Communication is grounded in the liberal arts tradition of broad-based education enhanced by critical thinking. We seek to produce educated citizens as well as skilled professionals.
The mission of the Department of Communication is to teach the theory and practice of communication, both to students dedicated to pursuing careers requiring advanced skills and knowledge in communication and to students in all other majors across the university who require basic knowledge and skills in communication for the conduct of careers, public and private interactions, and interpersonal relationships.
The department consists of two baccalaureate programs, Communication Studies and Mass Communications. Undergraduate students from throughout the university may pursue minors in Communication Studies, Mass Communications, or Philosophy. The department also offers an interdisciplinary Master of Arts graduate program in Communication.
The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies prepares students for careers such as corporate communications, government affairs, health communication, employee communication and training, marketing communication, government and political communication, mediation, speech writing, pre-law, research, or communication education.
The Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications could lead to careers in journalism (print, broadcast, or online), public relations, audio and video production, directing, producing, television, radio, media management, advertising sales, promotions, scriptwriting and copywriting, online and interactive media, photocommunication, or media performance.
Classroom instruction is enhanced by co-curricular opportunities in student media and other student organizations. The department's well-developed internship program places advanced students in positions outside the university, where they engage in challenging service to the community and professions.
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